It's Nintendo Download update time, North America, and this week brings you a major retail release on 3DS, some retro treats and three new download-only games on 3DS. There are also some tasty discounts, including one of the must-have eShop releases from 2013; you can check out all of the details below.
Wii U Virtual Console
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Nintendo, $4.99) — We suspect many of you know a little about this game's history, in that it was the 'real' sequel to Super Mario Bros. on the NES that was released in Japan, before eventually making its way to the West. It's classic 8-Bit Mario that's also very, very challenging.
Cube Tactics (Teyon, $4.99) — This is a tactical war game, with the twist that the battlefield appears to be constructed of destructible cubes that you can place yourself. It includes over 25 single player missions and online play, in which you can take on up to three others.
Lola's ABC Party (BeiZ, $3.99) — We have a lot of time for the Lola series here at Nintendo Life, as to date it's successfully made learning a colourful and relatively fun experience for new gamers. This latest entry is focused on those 3-6 years old, teaching word construction, spelling and improving memory.
Bubble Pop World (Cypronia, $4.99) — Cypronia reminds us all that we have AR cards with this real-world match 3 puzzle game. Your goal is to clear 3D objects by pointing at the AR card, while mini-games are also promised alongside a level builder and the ability to share your creations as QR codes.
3DS Virtual Console
Galaga (Namco Bandai Games, $4.99) — There are a number of classic old-school NES titles doing the rounds, with this perhaps being the grand old patron to which all other shoot 'em ups pay respects. It's single screen action with a focus on racking up high scores, which actually sounds perfect for a quick commute with your 3DS.
3DS Retail Download
Yoshi's New Island (Nintendo, $39.99) — Available from 14th March. Over 18 years after Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, a direct sequel arrives for the iconic Super NES title — though other releases have perhaps qualified as sequels too. Yoshi has come a long way since those days, and makes his début on Nintendo's latest handheld with various abilities and transformations to aid you in your quest to rescue Baby Luigi.
Madagascar 3 & The Croods Prehistoric Party Combo Pack (D3Publisher, $29.95)
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form, $4.50 until 16th March, normally $8.99)
Star Wars Pinball (Zen Studios, $3.49 from 17th-31st March, normally $6.99)
Marvel Pinball 3D (Zen Studios, $3.99 from 17th-31st March, normally $7.99)
Zen Pinball 3D (Zen Studios, $3.49 from 17th-31st March, normally $6.99)
3DS eShop Demo
Wakedas (CIRCLE Ent, free)